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22 Awesome Activities for Nursing Homes
An individualized, well though out activities program is at the heart of a quality life for residents in nursing homes or assisted living residences. Activities is not just about bingo and watching television. In fact, activity programs can be quite creative and stimulating for the mind. And the health and well-being benefits of a good program are becoming more and more documented. In short, this stuff works.
Unique Activities for Senior Men-Why It's...
In most senior communities women residents outnumber the men. Planning for men’s activities is a must. Here are some ideas.
Fun and Helpful Activities for Assisted Living...
At the heart of any nursing or assisted living home is the activity program. It is an integral part of the cultural change movement and central to person-centered care. It is essential for resident quality of life.
Becoming a Nursing Home Administrator-What You...
Nursing Home Administrators are in demand. Here is what you need to know to become a nursing home administrator.
The New Exam Requirements for Activity Directors
As more baby boomers enter retirement, more than ever there is a need for qualified activity directors. To this end, the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP) has put in place a new national exam designed to elevate the level of the profession and practitioner.
Starting a Home Care Business
With an increased desire to age in place. more and more services are being delivered straight to the home. One of the fastest growing businesses is non-medical home care. in this step-by-step article, we look at how to start a non-medical home care business.
Adult Day Services Rules and Regulations By Stat
Adult day care or adult day services are key in helping people age in place. Here is an overview of adult day care rules and regulations by state.
Sex in Nursing Homes Is on the Increase
Many older Americans routinely engage in sexual activity according to a study. Sex in long-term care f is still a taboo subject. Time to talk about it.
Becoming a Director of Nursing in Long-Term Care
In this article we look at the role of the director of nursing across long-term care settings.
ICD-10 implementation while postponed, was set to begin in October of 2013. Still organizations should prepare.
The Rise of Home Health Care-Aging in Place...
According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, home care began in the US in the 1880’s. Approximately 12 million individuals currently receive care from more than 33,000 providers. In 2009, annual expenditures for home health care were projected to be $72.2 billion. With a continued emphasis on aging in place, home care will continue to have its place in the aging continuum but it is not without its challenges.
Food Services in Senior Care-Key When Choosing...
The one thing that contributes to the quality of life for those in senior living-FOOD! Food services has come a long way. Here are some best practices
Adult Day Care Overview
Adult day care offers respite for caregivers and needed socialization for seniors. This article provides an overview of adult day care centers.
One on one activities in nursing homes.
Activity directors spend a lot of time planning engaging programs for their residents. Despite working hard to offer a variety of programming for residents of all ages and abilities, there is still the task of serving residents who by desire or illness refuse to leave their rooms.
The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist...
How to become a Becoming a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Science for Seniors - The Coolest Activity...
Using science for seniors as part of your activities program can help stimulate the brain and contribute to resident quality of life. Here's how.
Geriatric Care Manager Job Description-New...
As caregivers cope with the stress of caring for a loved one, a new profession, Geriatric Care Manager is born. Find a care manager job description here.
Activity Professional Job Description-What You...
Do you enjoy working with the elderly? Do you like a job gives flexibility? Read the activity professional job description and see if it's right for you.
Filing a Claim with Medicaid
This article covers how to become a Medicaid provider and file a claim with Medicaid.
Art Projects for Seniors Results in Better...
Art projects for seniors can enhance their quality of life while helping them learn a new skill. Here's one program that is bringing art project to seniors.
Starting an Adult Day Care Center-What You Need...
An emerging business opportunity in long-term care is starting an adult day care center. Adult day centers play a vital role in seniors' quality of life.
Medicaid Spend Down - Part One - How Do You...
Medicaid Spend Down - Part One - How Do You Qualify for Medicaid
MDS 3.0 What to Know about Care Management Tool...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tool for care management in nursing homes is called the Minimum Data Set (MDS). Learn more about MDS 3.0.
Recharge Your Assisted Living Marketing-6 Tips...
Is your assisted living marketing and sales approach stale? Do you need to recharge. Here are six tips that can get you started, increase referrals and closes.
February Activities for Nursing Homes and...
February Activities for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living-Three Articles to Get Started
Chair Tai Chi for Seniors-Improves Balance,...
Chair Tai Chi is an exercise program based on the principals of Tai Chi Chuan, but designed for the elderly, in nursing homes, adult day centers, etc..
Designing and Adult Day Center-Design,...
Adult Day Care is becoming increasingly important as people choose to age in place. You first need to start with a top-notch facility to attract clients.
Unique Dementia Product - Busy Bee Lap Pad
One of the most difficult challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia is the person's withdraw from favorite activities. Here is a solution.
Staging a carnival in senior living. How to...
Creating a carnival atmosphere in a senior living home is a unique activity. Here's how to bring the carnival to residents.
MDS 3.0 Assessments-Accuracy Key to Effective...
Accurately completing MDS 3.0 assessments is important for reimbursement and essential for individualized care planning. Here's how.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities - A Primer
If you are new to aging services and are considering a career that involves caring for elders in a home-like environment, you need to know the differences between a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), an Assisted Living Facility (AL), and a Skilled Nursing Facility or Nursing Home (SNF). Page 2.
Why Music is Important to Seniors-It Has Health...
The power of music for seniors is undeniable.It enhances quality of life. Let's find out how incorporate music into your activities.
Memory Care Program for Seniors-Key to Quality...
Sight, smell, sounds, touch all invoke memories and an effective memory care program can really add to the quality of life of elders.
Recruiting Healthcare Workers
One of the fastest growing segments of the economy is healthcare so you would think it would be easy to recruit the best healthcare workers for aging services businesses. Recruiting qualified healthcare workers for aging services has proven hard. There are some systemic issues related to this. So you need to start at the 50,000 foot level to understand the causes so you can move beyond the symptoms.
Music Programs for Seniors Stimulate Communicat...
Innovative music programs for seniors that empowers people to emerge from the isolation imposed by Alzheimer’s disease.
Culture Issues in Long-Term Care-Special...
As the number of ethnic and minority populations age and as the LGBT community ages, culture issues in Long-Term Care are only beginning to emerge.
Short Term Rehabilitation Activities-Meaningful...
Many older Americans will spend at least a short term stay recovering from medical miracles such as joint replacements. Rehabilitation activities will help.
Benefits of Aromatherapy in Dementia Care-Let's...
Aromatherapy is recognized as a legitimate part of holistic nursing. Find out how you can use aromatherapy for a loved one with dementia.
Now is the Time to Open a Non-Medical Home Care...
A Franchise Business Review Report on Senior Care Businesses paints a rosy portrait for the home care industry. Now is the Time to Open a Franchise
Design Strategies for Memory Care
There are many old stereotypes when it comes to memory care design. While respecting the research that deals with colors, patterns, sights and sounds, you can use bold design to enrich the lives of residents.
Assisted Living Sales-10 Tips for Success
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Communicating with Elders and Their Family...
Communicating effectively with elders and their family caregivers is key to providing safe, quality health care. Here is checklist to help.
Activity Professionals Can Earn CEUs Online-A...
To remain a certified activity professional you need to take continuing education courses. Earn CEUs online. Find out how in this article.
Cultural Sensitivity in Nursing Homes
The development of cultural sensitive programs in long-term care can help bridge differences, positively impact care and lead to increased satisfaction.
Activity Professional Careers
Residential living communities for seniors have a unique responsibility to provide not only food, shelter and health care, but also provide for the mental well being of their residents. The activities program is one way to provide for that well being and the activity professional is key.
Nursing Home Administrator Exam-Test Questions...
The Nursing Home Administrator Exam is comprised of several sections that test different competency levels. In this article we look at finances.
Ceramics-Ideal Activity for Short Stay and...
The activity director can often feel pulled in two directions trying to serve long-term and short stay clients. Ceramics can be a fun activity for both.
Measuring Nursing Home Satisfaction - My...
In this article we look at Nursing Home Satisfaction measured through the company My InnerView.
Environmental Services-Maintain Home Environmen...
Environmental services in long-term care is more than just keeping a clean and safe environment. It is also about providing a home to residents.
Books for Activity Professionals as Selected by...
The best tool for any activity director is education! Books for activity professionals make great gifts all year. Here are some suggestions.
PACE Yourself
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a comprehensive care delivery system that allows what traditionally would be thought of as nursing home residents to continue living at home while receiving services.
Capturing the Life Stories of Elders-Engages...
How do you capture the fascinating stories of your residents? Capturing life stories of elders helps to engage their mind and activate their memories.
Starting an Adult Day Center-Promotes Quality...
There is a growing trend to provide care to our elders in the community. In this article, we look at how to start an adult medical day care center.
How to retain Employees in LTC
With the high rate of turnover in health care there is a great need to retain workers. Here are six steps to effective employee retention.
Hospice Reimbursement-Understanding Could Boost...
Hospice reimbursement is often misunderstood by the public Many think it is not a covered service and shy away. Help the public understand, boost referrals.
Healthcare Quality Improvement
Healthcare quality improvement starts with people and a culture dedicated to empowering them to serve patients and residents. Empowered people led by inspiring leaders are the key to quality improvement in aging services. In short healthcare quality improvement and culture change are tied at the hip.
Technology to Aid Family Caregivers-Robots...
Robots as caregivers. Can they replace the human touch? No. But here are some technologies that benefit family caregivers while leaving care to humans.
Capture Life Stories to Better Know Patients /...
How do you draw out the stories of your residents? The following articles will explore capturing life stories to better know patients / residents.
Art Activities
Art projects for seniors can enhance their quality of life while helping them learn a new skill. Art appreciation also helps foster lifelong learning and mind stimulation.
Hospice Gives Hope-Quality of Life at the End...
Each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. That is the belief of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is reflected in the work that hospice providers do around the country. Yet hospice is very misunderstood. Let’s start clearing this up.
Nursing Home Design-Focus on Person-Centered...
Statistics suggest most older people will need nursing homes at some point. Here's how to provide person centered nursing home design for the future.
Caregiver Support Program: Surviving to...
A Caregiver Support Program provides 30 days of inspiration through short, two to three minute videos that will uplift and soothe family caregivers.
Hospice Facts and Stats
Hospice Facts and Stats tell a compelling story of a growing business and a diversified patient mix.
Nurse Hand Washing - Key to Infection Control....
Hand hygiene and good infection control in health care settings can go a long way in helping contain germs and disease. It starts with nurse hand washing.
Activity directors - here's a new game that...
The Wheel of Chance game helps cognitive function. Studies show that patients who participate in activities that target cognition and social interaction receive significant improvement.
Music for the Dying
Activity professionals in care facilities are often faced with assisting a resident, and with them their friends and families, through a final journey. Hearing is the last sense we lose as our bodies shut down. So therapeutic music is a very important program to offer residents.
Best Practices in Medicaid Claims Processing
A popular topic on our site has been Medicaid claim processing. Here we highlight ways to make the claim process smoother and assure you get paid.
Helping Residents with Dementia Re-connect with...
The magic of books is what Shadowbox Press brings to people living with dementia. The disease may eliminate the ability to understand complex dialog or even words, but through Shadowbox Press editions their joy of reading continues.
14 Technologies Seniors Should Use to Age in...
The most efficient way to lower long-term costs is to remain at home, What means will keep you safe and independent? Technology. Here are 14 to consider.
Aging Trends Spell Business Opportunities
Aging trends spell business opportunity. There are almost 40 million people aged 65+ in the United States. By 2030 there will be more than 72 million.
Nursing Home Disaster Planning
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Understanding Palliative Care-It's Not About...
Understanding palliative care is vital if we are to advance the health care discussion. It can give people quality of life during any stage of life.
Nursing Home Administrator’s Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. The basic objective of the Association is to assist these boards and agencies in carrying out their responsibilities in the licensure and re-licensure of long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination.
Using Food to Evoke Memories in Senior Care
Nothing says home like the smell, sight and taste of a familiar recipe. Let's learn how Atria Living uses food to evoke memory.
Crossing the Activity Line
What constitutes inappropriate activity in a nursing home. Well strippers might qualify!
Home Healthcare Satisfaction (CAHPS) Survey
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey is designed to help providers measure client/patient satisfaction. This article looks at the requirements and guidelines for creating and assigning a unique sample identification (SID) number, decision rules related to processing returned mail survey questionnaires, assignment of survey disposition codes, and quality control measures.
MDS 3.0 - Cognition - BIMS Interview Key for...
The level of cognitive ability among nursing home residents helps determine a proper care plan. In MDS 3.0 a resident interview is key for a full picture.
10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Caregiver
10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Professional Caregiver-Reputable Agency Should Be Able to Answer All
When to Seek Hospice Care
The medical establishment does not deal well with death so do not expect them to tell you when it is time for extraordinary measures to stop and hospice care to begin. Know the signs at the end of life when it's time to call hospice.
Medicaid Long-Term Care Guide-NIH Approved...
Medicaid Long-Term Care Guide-NIH Approved Resource Helps You Navigate Benefits. Each state has individual financial and medical requirements. Find out more.
Customer Relationship Management in Long-Term...
CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, is a business strategy designed to reduce costs and increase profitability by solidifying customer loyalty. This allows customer facing employees in such areas as sales, customer support, and marketing to make quick yet informed decisions on everything from cross-selling and upselling opportunities to target marketing strategies to competitive positioning tactics. In long-term care it can also go a long way in enhancing the resident/patient experience.
New Game In Town-Unique Games for Older Adults...
New Game In Town-Unique Games for Older Adults Stimulate & Activate Competitive Nature
The Advantages of Career Ladders in Long-Term...
Career ladders encourage, recognize, and reward capable employees. Successful performance and acquisition of additional skills through education or training prepare individuals for the next job level. Formal career ladder programs can be found in organizations large enough to have a hierarchy of related occupations plus enough growth and turnover to allow for movement up the ladders. Let's explore the advantages of career ladders.
Staff Evaluations in Long-Term Care-Hiring for...
Long Term Care is known for high staff turnover. Hire for fit and fewer staff turn over. Consistently performing evaluations and good people will stay.
Enhancing Resident Care, Promoting Quiet,...
The quiet issue is big in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living environments. Noise contributes to poor sleep and other health issues. Silverado Senior Living's quest to provide the highest quality of life and to maintain a home like environment for their residents, lead to a search to find a quiet and efficient nurse call system, getting away from overhead paging, loud radios and one way pagers.
4 Tips for Getting Seniors Interested in Tech
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Nursing Home and Assisted Living Staffing
Consistent assignment, the idea that residents/clients see the same caregiver(s) all the time, results in more satisfied residents/clients and staff, less turnover and better quality of care. With better quality and better experiences, people talk. And word of mouth is your most potent marketing tool. Consistent staffing is the perfect formula for sustaining and growing your long-term care business.
The Importance of Career Ladders in Long-Term...
One of the workforce issues in long-term care is that for many it is simply a job and not a career. With low retention and high turnover, low wages and minimal benefits, workers cannot see clearly that there is a career progression. In this article hub we look at the concept of career ladders in long-term care, especially important for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and home health aides (HHA).
How Caregivers Can Save Time and Reduce...
How Caregivers Can Save Time and Reduce Stress-Here's What the Experts Have to Say
Be a Caregiver and Still Have a Life? YES
Caregiver health is an important issue. Can you be a caregiver and still have a life? Yes. You can take care of yourself while helping a loved one.
Falls Leading Cause of Death in Elders-MDS 3.0...
Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in older adults. MDS 3.0 Fall guidelines help providers minimize fall risk achieving quality of life for seniors.
Memory Mats- personalized photos and words...
Enter the dining room of most long term care, personal care and assisted living dining rooms and you will notice an absence. Not of food. Not of people. But of conversation! A new product could help.
New Nursing Home Administrator Code of...
New Nursing Home Administrator Code of Ethics-Personal Conduct Addressed
Caring for the Spiritual Side of Residents-Elde...
Caring for the spiritual side of Your residents can be a challenge. How can the activity director help you continue the spiritual side of your life? Elder Source Senior Ministries (ESSM) can help.
Legal Ramifications of Elder Abuse-How to...
Legal Ramifications of Elder Abuse-How to Protect Yourself and a Loved One
Choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living...
From choosing a geriatric care manager to doing your internet homework to touring a facility, there is a lot that goes into making an informed decision about care for a loved one.
Reducing Noise in LTC Facilities-Noise...
Excessive noise in healthcare facilities can make dementia worse. Reducing noise is important for resident well-being. Here are some tips.
Satisfaction in Assisted Living-Residents Very...
Measuring assisted living satisfaction is hard because there are no common standards. My Inner View has created a measurement tool to help solve that.
Adult Day Services Certification
As the push for aging in place grows, Adult Day Centers will become increasingly important. And the rules governing them will grow as well. The certification of these centers is important. In this article we look at one state’s requirements – Oregon – as a template for other states and for providers contemplating entry into this market.
You Gotta Have Heart (Activities That Is)-More...
You Gotta Have Heart (Activities That Is)-More February Activities for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
Cultural Sensitivity Training in Nursing Homes
A comprehensive culture sensitivity program in nursing homes should discuss overall organizational cultural competence as well as focus on the specific population groups and/or health issues that are relevant to the community. A well-rounded program also should help clinicians with diagnostic issues, such as identifying health conditions specific to certain ethnic patient populations or conducting skin assessments for patients with skin of color.
Hospice Marketing-Campaign on Advance...
Hospice marketing is hard. Most people don't want to have the conversation around dying. An advance directives campaign could help jump start marketing.
Workforce Satisfaction in Long-Tem Care
Finding and keeping talented staff in the aging services industry is hard. Workforce satisfaction is more than wages and benefits. The intangibles of workforce satisfaction – respect and empowerment among others – are keys to retention and recruitment in the industry.
Paying for Long-Term Care-Medicaid Spend Down....
Medicaid Spend Down - Reducing Countable Assets
Using Technology to Enhance Activities
Electronics have revolutionized the world of activity programming for independent, assisted living and long term care facilities. Digital ideas must be part of every activity department! Linked Senior is a way to use technology to create activities customized to individual needs and to empower activity and programming staff.
MDS 3.0 By the Category
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) tool for facilitating care management in nursing homes is called the Minimum Data Set (MDS), a core set of screening and assessment elements that is part of a Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI). The RAI provides a comprehensive and standardized assessment of each long-term care facility resident's functional capabilities and helps staff to identify health problems. In this series, we examine seven areas of care.
The Future Aging in Place
What is the future of aging in place? People sure want it. The problem is that the system of support services to facilitate aging in place treats symptoms not causes. In this article we will define a vision for aging in place and look at some of the trends and opportunities for service providers.
Identifying Elder Abuse
This article looks at specific types of elder abuse that you need to be aware of when shopping for or operating a nursing home, assisted living or home health company.
Listening to Religious Music Improves Mental...
Listening to Religious Music Improves Mental Health
How to Get Seniors To Use The Internet-Connect...
While more seniors are going online, many are still not. The carrot could be a new technology that helps connects seniors with family members-Claris One.
MDS 3.0 Pain Management
Pain can cause suffering for nursing home residents and can result in inactivity, social withdrawal, depression, and functional decline. That is why effective pain management is so important in improving the quality of life for residents. MDS 3.0 regulations around pain management seek to assess the presence of pain, pain frequency, effect on function, intensity, management and control.
Engaging Residents / Patients Before, During...
Engaging Residents / Patients Before, During and After the Care Experience Impacts Satisfaction
Finding a Job as a Nursing Home Administrator-B...
By the search on our site, nursing home administration is hot. Here are some top level sources for finding a job as a nursing home administrator.
Dietary Preferences Instead of Dietary...
Honoring residents’ choices in dining actually positions staff to get better clinical outcomes. Choices provide a road map for how to implement care interventions to meet care goals.
How Customized Playlists on Ipods Is Revolution...
How Customized Playlists on Ipods Is Revolutionizing Activities
Travel Activities for Aging Services Providers-...
We are proud of our melting pot country and as a people enjoy talking about our foreign roots. This diverse tapestry can form the basis of an activity program that serves residents of independent, nursing care, assisted living and adult day centers both young and old, of various physical and mental skill levels and men and women equally. Let's call it Travel Day.
Hospice Care Overview
Each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. That is the belief of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is reflected in the work that hospice providers do around the country. Yet hospice is very misunderstood. Let’s start clearing this up.
Alarms Hurt More Than Help When It Comes to...
Falls are a leading cause of injury, morbidity, and mortality in older adults. While MDS 3.0 guidelines looks to help providers minimize fall risks, there are apparent fall reduction mechanisms, like alarms, that actually contribute to falls as opposed to preventing them. In this article, we look at how to reduce alarms and therefore falls in facilities.
Paying for Long-Term Care
The financing of long-term care can be confusing, expensive, and onerous. There are five ways to pay for care.
What is an Accountable Care Organization?
Health reform provisions call for the creation of accountable care organizations. Yet there definition is not set. There are some models for accountable care organizations in the marketplace. This looks at some.
The Origin of Valentine's Day-Activities for...
The Origin of Valentine's Day-Activities for February for Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Gene Sequencing Will Help Identify Alzheimer&rs...
Gene Sequencing Will Help Identify Alzheimer's Sooner
Antipsychotic Reduction Meets CMS 15% Goal
Antipsychotic Reduction. Over 18 months, the national prevalence of antipsychotic use in long-stay NH residents was reduced by 15.1% and every CMS region showed some improvement.
More March Activities for Assisted Living and...
Let's take a look at some additional activities for the month of March. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.
Spread Word of Mouth Through Testimonials That...
In this article you'll learn how to spread word of mouth through testimonials. Testimonial is story and a good story is good for business.
Life History Project
Everyone has a story, but often we learn their story too late. That’s the reality that motivated Sheila Brune to create The Living History Program (copyrighted), a program that records and creates a the personal story of the patients at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois.
Guest Writer: Catherine Bevil, RN, EdD
Catherine Bevil, RN, EdD, is a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing and Director of Continuing Nursing Education.
Nine Steps to Consistent Assignment
Consistent assignment results in more satisfied residents/clients and staff, less turnover and better quality of care. Here are nine steps to consistent assignment to get you started.
Adopting Sustainable Practices in Your Assisted...
Small steps towards sustainability can make an impact--both in the amount of resources your facility uses, to the overall well being and goodwill from the residents.
Using Validation Techniques With People Living...
Communication is one of the first casualties of dementia. Because dementia affects memory, people with dementia have difficulty following the thread of a conversation. “Reawakening” a person to the “real world” used to be the norm for caregivers. But newer studies have shown that these small corrections shatter that person's reality. This realization gave birth to a new form of communicating and dealing with people with dementia.
Jennifer Tucker, Vice President of Homewatch...
Guest Writer: Jennifer Tucker, Vice President of Homewatch CareGivers
Technology Aiding Family Caregivers-Here Are...
Technology Aiding Family Caregivers-Here Are Some That Can Help
Home Care vs. Home Health Care-There is a...
Home Care vs. Home Health Care-There is a Difference
Conduct a Marketing Audit
Whether you are an organization of 5,000 or 5, marketing will be the key to success. Yet many organizations do not know where to begin. And even organizations with highly-skilled marketing departments may not have their priorities in place. A marketing audit could be the most valuable investment you make in your company.
Using Tablets to Engage Residents in Activities...
Using Tablets to Engage Residents in Activities-Seniors More in Tune with Tech Than You Think
Extend Your Senior Living Brand - Expand Your...
Extend your senior living brand by expanding your product and service offerings. Brand extensions can help grow awareness and cross-promote offerings.
Aging In Place – Obstacles and Opportunit...
In this two part introductory article, we look at aging in place and what it means for you both personally and professionally. This article looks at professional implications.
Designing Your Home for Aging in Place-Design,...
As a consumer, your awareness of design elements for all ages, such as accessibility for convenience supporting environments which are easy to use and maintain and that provide adaptability and flexibility are important considerations to keep in mind when designing your home for aging in place.
The Future of Long-Term Health Innovation-Here...
The Future of Long-Term Health Innovation-Here are the Top Long Term Care Innovation Trends we are seeing.
New Palliative Care Guidelines Released
New Palliative Care Guidelines Released
Telling Your Life Story - My Life/ My Story...
Telling Your Life Story - My Life/ My Story Creates Family Joy
Schlegel Villages
Schlegel Villages in Kitchener, Ontario operates eleven Schlegel Villages housing approximately 2500 seniors. Each Village has a Long Term Care component, with Full Service Retirement Living, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Independent Living options being added in stages.
Technology That Helps You Age in Place
Aging in Place can only happen when technology solutions help it to happen. Let's take a look at the latest aging in place technologies.
Preventing, Monitoring and Identifying Abusive...
The long-term care industry is vastly misunderstood and usually lumped together as one entity. Most suffer from the image that carries over from perceptions of skilled nursing facilities - not only is a facility the place people go to die but that it is also a place where elders are abused. Actual statistics do not support the perception of rampant abuse; however, no abuse can be tolerated. This article looks at preventing, monitoring and identifying abusive behavior by your staff.
Policies Around Sex in Nursing Homes
The Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New York is a benchmark organization when it comes to honoring resident preference among a sensitive topic - sex.
What is a Special Focus Facility? CMS Reopens...
What is a Special Focus Facility? CMS Reopens Program
Hospital Readmissions
This is your hub for all things readmission related. Want to be a good partner to hospitals? Read these articles.
LGBT Seniors-Quality Care Hampered Social...
The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors is expected to double over the next few decades. Caring for this population is a challenge.
Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. The basic objective of the Association is to assist these boards and agencies in carrying out their responsibilities in the licensure and re-licensure of long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the first area of testing - Resident Centered Care and Quality of Life.

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